PM Modi shall lighten Diwali lamps in Kashmir while dead bodies of flood victims still under debris in Jammu Pradesh

English: View of Dal Lake and the city of Srin...

English: View of Dal Lake and the city of Srinagar from Shankaracharya Hill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi shall be celebrating Diwali by lighting Diwali lamps in Srinagar this year in ghost city while over two dozen dead bodies of the flood victims in Panchari and Nowshera (Jammu Pradesh) are still remained buried under debris for want of a couple of JCB machines. The government counsel of J&K had made a commitment before the Supreme Court of India (while hearing writ petition of JKNPP on 10th October, 2014) that the government shall provide JCB machines to dig out 14 dead bodies from the debris in Laam village of Nowshera (Rajouri) and nearly 18 dead bodies from the debris who were buried alive in Sadal village, Panchari in Udhampur district. Nothing has moved till this day. Prime Minister Modi should also lighten the Diwali lamps on the rocks where dead bodies of human being could not be dug out. A kind of governance people have in J&K.” This was the statement issued by Prof.Bhim Singh while commenting on Modi’s visit to Srinagar to celebrate Diwali on the ruins of the houses left by the flood devastation that rocked J&K from September 2 to 9, 2014.


Bhim Singh’s letter to PM on Governor Rule in J&K

Shri Narendra Modi
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi

Sub:- Need for Governor Rule in J&K.

Hon’ble Sir,
I have been to J&K and travelled across the entire Valley as well as the flood affected areas of Jammu Pradesh. The situation that has arisen due to the fury of floods has caused tremendous loss to life, crop, land and property of the people in the Valley and Jammu Pradesh. I would like to seek intervention of the Prime Minister so that immediate action is taken to provide relief to the flood affected people in the Valley, in Udhampur District, in Noshwera, Poonch, Rajouri, Banihal, Ramban etc.
1.    27 persons were killed when the entire village Sadal was washed away on 4th September, 2014. The local Dy. Commissioner (District Magistrate) was informed who failed to take any remedial measures for three days. 27 people were buried under the debris. Only seven bodies have been recovered till date.
2.    About 700 people have been given some tents by the NGOs. The State has failed to provide them reasonable facilities which they required for their survival. I visited both the places where these houseless flood victims have been camping in Kasuri village and in Panjal in Udhampur tehsil. There is no medical care, no schooling for their children, no drinking water, no clothes. The people of this village have lost entire agricultural land. They need to be settled urgently.
3.    Some of the boys and girls in the camp have passed out their schools and they need to be provided immediate job.
4.    An enquiry has to be held to find out the circumstances in which 27 people died when the local Dy. Commissioner had advance information.
5.    That some relief was sent by NGOs from Punjab namely, Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, Amritsar which was locked by the orders of Dy. Commissioner at Pathi Panchayat Ghar. People were standing outside to receive the relief. The Dy. Commissioner, Udhampur stopped and it is still rotting in Panchayat Ghar.
6.    Another immediate attention of the Prime Minister is drawn to a similar situation that arose in village Laam (along LoC) in Nowshera tehsil of Rajouri District where 64 persons were washed away in a bus on 6th September, 2014. 14 bodies have not been traced out till date. When I visited this area two days back, dozen of families invited my attention to the fact that the government did not send a digging machine (JCB) which could have helped to dig out the bodies from the sands and the debris. The people have been mourning on the river side for a month. The State government gave 1.5 lacs to the families of each victim whereas government of India has not sent any help to the victim’s families.
7.    Similar is the situation in the border district of Jammu, Poonch.
8.    Entire crop has been destroyed by heavy floods in the entire Jammu region, cattle have been washed away, thousands of houses have been destroyed. The government of J&K is offing them some Rs.10,000/12000 for constructing a house. What a great joke with the people of J&K?
I shall be submitting a detailed report to the Supreme Court where the court shall hear this matter on10th October, 2014 on the writ petition of JKNPP.
With regards,

Yours sincerely,

Bhim Singh

Bhim Singh bereaved, his elder brother expired Chief of Army Staff sends condolence

Late Shri Jagan Singh ChanoterEx-Subedar Jagan Singh, elder brother of Prof.Bhim Singh, Chief Patron of National Panthers Party, paternal uncle of Shri Harsh Dev Singh (MLA) and maternal uncle of Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia (MLA) passed away this morning at Military Hospital, Udhampur due to cardiac arrest.
Sub. Jagan Singh a former sarpanch of their ancestral village Chanunta was a senior notable in the historical village, the ancestral place of Chanotra dynasty which ruled Ramnagar principality some 170 years. Sub. Jagan Singh was two years senior to Prof.Bhim Singh in school where they studied in Primary Village School some 5 miles away from native village, Bhugterian.
Thousands of people participated in the last journey of Subedar Jagan Singh including Prof.Bhim Singh, Shri Harsh Dev Singh, Chairman-JKNPP, Shri Balwant Singh Mankotia, President-JKNPP, S. Daljit Singh, Vice President-JKNPP, Shri Faqir Nath, ex-MLA, Provincial President-JKNPP and several other office bearers of the Panthers Party and other political parties at Udhampur this afternoon. In a condolence message Prof.Bhim Singh said that he is feeling as if the roof of his house has collapsed as Shri Jagan Singh was the last surviving brother in the family. Prof.Bhim Singh has five brothers. Four of them died earlier, mostly of cardiac arrests. Sub. Jagan Singh was the fifth brother. Prof.Bhim Singh said that he is left alone out of the six and shall try to carry on the message of his family to the new generations that death is the end of life and therefore the goal has to be ultimate good of all.
Sub. Jagan Singh wrote a last booklet on the history of Chanotra dynasty which is in circulation and that was, Prof.Bhim Singh said that a great contribution towards history of the family and its contribution in the past. Prof.Bhim Singh said that his ancestors had made superb sacrifices as most of them buried alive under the foundation of Ramnagar Fort (Udhampur District) in 1830 by the rulers of Ramnagar. He hoped that contribution made by Sub. Jagan Singh shall be remembered by all.